• About 425 corrupt officials, players and criminals identified
• World Cup qualifiers and Champions League games suspected

Europol has said that an investigation has uncovered a criminal network involved in match-fixing in football.

The European police agency has said an investigation has uncovered about 380 football matches that had been fixed across Europe, bringing in about €8m in profits.

Speaking in The Hague, the head of Europol, Rob Wainright, said the joint investigation had identified about 425 corrupt officials, players and criminals in 15 countries.

Matches under suspicion include World Cup qualifiers, European Championship qualifiers, Champions League matches and matches in top-flight leagues in several European counties.

The investigator found that criminals from Asia also participated in the match fixing and that some of the fixed matches took place outside Europe.

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